How many hours can you be late on birth control?

How many hours can you be late on birth control?

If you’re taking progestin-only pills, it’s best to take them at the same time every day. But you have a 3 hour window, meaning it’s only working less well if you take it more than 3 hours late. If this happens, use a backup method of birth control, like a condom, for the next 2 days.

Can I take my pill 10 hours late?

First, the short answer: If you miss a pill, you should take the pill you missed as soon as you can. If you take the pill less than 24 hours after you were supposed to and it’s not the first week of a new pack, you don’t need a back-up method—just take the pill you missed and relax.

What happens if I take my birth control pill 8 hours late?

Take the late or missed pill as soon as possible. Continue taking the remaining pills at the usual time (even if it means taking two pills on the same day). No additional contraceptive protection needed.

How many hours is a pill considered late?

contraception, such as condoms, for the first 7 days of pill taking. missing pills depends on when pills are missed and how many pills are missed. A pill is late when you have forgotten to take it at the usual time. A pill has been missed when it is more than 24 hours since the time you should have taken it.

What happens if you are 12 hours late taking the pill?

Use back up contraception: taking a pill even 12 hours late may decrease your protection against pregnancy. Abstain or use condoms for 7 days. If you are less than 24 hours late: Take the missed pill right away.

Will I get pregnant if I take my pill late?

If you have missed 1 pill anywhere in the pack or started a new pack 1 day late, you’re still protected against pregnancy. You should: take the last pill you missed now, even if this means taking 2 pills in 1 day. carry on taking the rest of the pack as normal.

Am I still protected if I take my pill late?

How many pills do I need to miss to get pregnant?

You could become pregnant if you have sex in the 7 days after you miss two pills. You must use a back-up method (such as a condom) if you have sex during the first 7 days after you restart your pills. Do NOT take the missed pills. Keep taking one pill every day until you have completed the pack.